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An Analyst''s View of Process Industry SMB Challenges
Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing

work in process wip  on the same production work order, and for outside processing at subcontract facilities. Given the nature of process industry products, most plants must operate on a continuous basis, which drives maintenance costs up. As a result, maintenance costs usually comprise 30 percent of a process industry plant''s operating budget. Thus, an ERP system must integrate with some type of best-of-breed system to meet the requirements of the operation, and with some form of asset management system, which takes into Read More
Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing
Food safety has been top-of-mind for both consumers and industry executives for a number of years. Clearly traceability plays a large role in overall food

work in process wip  just basic Lot or Work in Process (WIP) traceability. Interestingly, the F&B market as a whole has done a good job of taking this traceability broad based once the decision to automate has been made; which again means bringing traceability to often over looked areas of the business like SOPs, GMPs, HACCP, and customer complaints. “Our key requirement for a traceability solution was around strong functionality, including the need for extensive demand and supply planning capabilities, holistic production Read More
Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade

work in process wip  utilize history will not work effectively for NPIs. To overcome these challenges, more advanced techniques must be employed. Companies that have been successful in managing NPIs utilize advanced techniques such as attribute-based forecasting which generates demand profiles for new products based on existing product demand tied to identifiable attributes such as style, color, season, material type, etc. A well-designed attribute-based forecasting system will continually monitor demand signals, quickly Read More
(Forgotten) CRM and ERP Kingdoms in the Making?
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendor Consona is determined to establish a CRM “kingdom” based on Consona

work in process wip  is still largely a work in progress (WIP), and likely needs significant time and a few more acquisitions before it becomes a fully rounded CRM solution. Namely, on the CM side, there have traditionally been weaker marketing automation capabilities compared to Unica , Aprimo , Infor CRM Epiphany , and SAS (see Should Uniqueness Vouch for Marketing Automation Niche Players? ). Consona CRM doesn’t really mind these functional weaknesses, since it is not really trying to be a mainstream CRM player. The Read More
Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

work in process wip  potential bottlenecks and monitor work in process (WIP); integration layer , which, logically, links an organization''s diverse business applications; and user interface (UI), which enables people to interact with the process engine. There is an ingrained belief that BPM is the enabler of agility; flexibility; increased competitiveness; compliance; actionable information sharing and collaboration; and workflow execution. To satisfy these assumptions, BPM software should be event-driven, since it is Read More
AuraPortal BPMS Version 4.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report
AuraPortal BPMS Version 4.3 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Business Intelligence and Data

work in process wip  BPMS Version 4.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report AuraPortal BPMS Version 4.3 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Read More
Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics
Product, project, process, and people represent the four areas of PLM analytics that may help PLM user organizations develop better products, improve the

work in process wip  structure (WBS) Resource information Work progression data Project risk data Process This group of data refers to PLM users'' specific business processes. In general, there are overlaps between this group and the previous group (project data). Process data refers to the daily operational activities that are not managed as projects. Routing and approval activities Problem-solving activities Collaboration records Transactional data associated with business processes People User information (with regard to Read More
Web Work
Web Work is a 100 percent Web-based CMMS/EAM system that comes with eleven standard modules and ten optional modules to expand and customize day-to-day

work in process wip  Work Web Work is a 100 percent Web-based CMMS/EAM system that comes with eleven standard modules and ten optional modules to expand and customize day-to-day management of operations. Key Features include the ability to - Manage customer requests for service - Develop detailed work plans and maintenance objectives - Design hierarchal location and asset structures - Track the movement of assets and life cycles - Manage labor and contractor work - Track and maintain inventory and storerooms - Manage invent Read More
The Future of Business Process Management: Where is BPM heading?
The need for quick responses to changing business environments has resulted in the growth of business process management (BPM). Thus, BPM vendors are embarking

work in process wip  competitors will need to work on a variety of items to improve their product, scope, and position in the market. Even Metastorm has indicated that it will continue to work to make its solution even more scalable and robust, increasing product functionality, and building a stronger universal process engine. Furthermore, the market will demand greater focus on resource management, including human and system resource management. Mainly, the focus here will be on a solution''s capability to handle exceptions, Read More
Competing in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment
Industry analysts and retail executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term

work in process wip  in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment Industry analysts and retail executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term business success. To successfully compete, midsized retailers must carve out a niche based on creative strategies, including better and more localized product assortments, flawless price management and execution, and optimized inventory Read More
Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line
In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining

work in process wip  Projects in View and Costs in Line In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability. Read More
Five Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master
While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP

work in process wip  Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP applications to readily address the fundamental needs of a process versus a discrete manufacturer. This paper elaborates on one of the most fundamental requirements of process manufacturers—multidimensional inventory—which is noticeably absent from most ERP applications. Read More
Advantys WorkflowGen 5.5 Business Process Management Certification Report
Advantys WorkflowGen 5.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in TEC''s Evaluation Centers. The

work in process wip  Management Certification Report Advantys WorkflowGen 5.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in TEC''s Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
ITIL Process Maturity Self-assessment
IT managers undertaking any implementation of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes should understand the concept of process maturity. As a foundation for

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2011 HR Technology Conference & Expo (Day 1): What Happens in Vegas Shouldn’t Have to Stay in Vegas
Hundreds of industry experts have descended on Las Vegas for the 2011 HR Technology Conference @ Expo (and for other things, such as networking and maybe just a

work in process wip  learning seem less like work and more like fun. All this to say... Phew! What a day! What a night! I have one HR Tech conference day under my belt and the other one’s slated to begin in just a few hours... The evening was topped off by an after-hours get-together (sponsored by SilkRoad ), where I mingled with analysts, consultants, and software vendors, and worked off some of the day’s tension. Stay tuned for more of my highlights from the HR Technology Conference and Expo later this week! Read More

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